Thanatophobia. Film by Ieva Balode and Michael Higgins
Latvia, Ireland / 2022 / 11' / sound / 16mm to digital
Fear of the unknown, fear of the dark, fear of the enemy, fear of death since the beginnings of menkind have been both a driving force of humanity as well as a stumbling block. It is an instinctive force that has made humanity join up in communities in search of safety and shelter from a danger lurking in the darkness, however the finality of things is always inevitable. How does one overcome fear of their own fatality?
Shot between years 2016-2022 in Ireland and Latvia with both filmmakers present.
Supported by Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation.
Processed at Baltic Analog Lab
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